One of the reasons for Palin's high approval ratings in Alaska was her support for hiking taxes on the oil companies and distributing some of the money to citizens. How can she with a straight face talk about socialism?
Canada has a form of democratic socialism yet I don't see them suddenly amassing an army and marching across the border to impose their health care system, crazy accents, and Moulson beer on us. Inflicting Celine Dion on us was enough.
Considering that it's Bush who has presided over the biggest nationalization of American banking since the 1930s, it must be hard for Kurtz and his ilk to understand the difference between socialism and "social democratic."
John McCain has been hiding something. Something that calls into question his honesty and forthrightness with the American people. Can you trust John Sydney McCain to be president? There are questions but no answers.
One can't help but be struck by the irony of the fact. Just when the academic disciplines most influenced by Milton Friedman came together to praise him in 2007, a year after his death, it looks like the rest of the world may wind up burying him in practice.
The marriage of highly concentrated corporate power with an authoritarian state that services the politico-economic elite at the expense of the people is more accurately referred to as "financial fascism."